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, but now we have agreement that these are going to be good-paying jobs because they're going to be union jobs, inside the arena as well as outside the arena. this is important. many of us often talk about labor peace, but i am, i think in these days, talking more about labor confidence and labor happiness because labor peace often says there's a dispute going on. here we're going way beyond dispute. we're actually making some assurances that our people who work the jobs in and outside of the arena will get the respect that they deserve. this is oftentimes -- if we lay that out early, and i think this is what the warriors are doing, they're breeding confidence in our labor force. not only do you have peace, but you can have confidence that you can have families around you supported by the jobs that we're creating here because they're going to be union-paying jobs. so, according to the fiscal feasibility report that is now on file officially with our city, we have indicated that there will be over 4300 direct jobs that will be created city-wide as a result of the what r warriors arena bein
of the biggest unions larry. he said in western europe, they may have higher unemployment but they have less inequality. this is what the agenda is all about. in a practical way, suppose you have a successful person. he or she want to build a house. to do that you might hire 15, 20, 25 people. you got a whole army of people who would go to work. but if you get taxed, you might not guy that house. and you won't build. that is the kind of logic i'm not hearing. dow think they get that? >> they don't. i saw lincoln. remember during the debate in 2008 charlie gibson asked the then president obama why raise capital gains? he said it is about social justice and fairness. it doesn't matter that it doesn't work. what counts to these people is class and attacking this rich guy and this poor person who doesn't have much money. but the guy is on the margin of poverty. would love to go to work as a landscaper in this hypothetical home that i am describing. the guy on the margin, they would love to work like that. so, there is a connection there and i don't see why washington our friends on the democrati
changing the status to a right to work state, giving workers the freedom to opt out of paying union dues. we have the labor policy director for the mackinac center for labor policy. tell me what it is you're trying to do with this legislation. >> there are rumors that michigan can become the 24th rights work state in the nation. he gives workers the ability to choose whether or not to pay a union and without rights or protections, they can actually get the worker fired in a union if they choose not to gerri: i understand there are some five groups of unions to protest what you're trying to do. what you make of that? >> they are protesting what they think may be an imminent right to work bill introduced in michigan's capital in lansing. gerri: lets get what we always talk about on the show. that is the money. what difference will wright's work state make the people of michigan? how would it be different? this is a state that has been struggling for some time now. >> it has been struggling. it has been some of the worst in the nation. just looking at the statistics, the right to work state
. the relatively small clerical workers' union fear their jobs are at risk. they are union back jobs and well-paid. they have been supported by members of a sister union. the effect is to bring the sprawling complex to a standstill. it accounts for more than one- third of the imports into the united states. >> if i am a small business woman in ohio, why should i worry about this strike? >> quite simply, the fear is is if this is allowed to carry on, there will be a shortage of goods and a hold up of the vessels that are languishing behind me. they are just hanging around and not being processed, they are not getting to the stores and the shortage could push up prices ahead of the christmas shopping period. >> everybody will be watching. thank you for joining me. still to come on tonight's program. it is the presidency being watched around the world. prince william joye and his wife -- joins his wife kate in hospital. we will bring me the latest. a powerful typhoon has been battering the philippines. dozens of deaths are reported and more than a 50,000 have been forced to flee their homes. a r
. >> one key part of the plans is the creation of a banking union. finance ministers were supposed to be discussing the first steps to building such a union today, but the talks collapsed without progress. the discussions are very contentious, mainly because of the devolution of national powers to brussels. our correspondent has been following the talks and explained why they collapsed. >> another meeting on this next question, another failure. basically, the differences between member states were not healed. on the one side, you've got germany being very questioning about the central core idea, which is that the european central bank will become the supervisory body for the whole euro banking area, insuring heavy capitalization of banks to bolster them against future economic shocks. germany does not think that is necessarily the right body to do it. it certainly does not think that all 6000 banks in europe should be involved. france on the other hand -- france and spain leading the charge, saying that this must be done now. financial markets are being very good and not panicking,
discussions here, especially on the outline we put forward, show that the christian democratic union is a foundation for a strong germany, a journey in which everyone gets a fair chance -- a germany in which everyone gets a fair chance. >> the party has rallied behind her ahead of next year's election, including traditional conservatives who have been could assert -- critical of her positions at times. >> we would be foolish not to take advantage of the recognition that the chancellor and joyous -- chancellor enjoys. >> the party did make some changes to the line up behind the chancellor with a re- shuffle of the executive board. >> there are a lot of new faces, women, people with immigrant backgrounds. i am happy that our party is now more reflective of our country's diversity. >> chancellor merkel can rest assured that her party is behind her. even before the campaign begins in earnest, she will have our hands full with the eurozone debt crisis and other problems -- have her hands full with the eurozone debt crisis and other problems. >> protesters clashed with mohamed morsi's supp
from union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation to often on weekdays. [laughter] >> meridians' stands apart from the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount a show at meridian. >> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain. he transfers images
vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm kathy kaye. supporters and opponents in egypt of president morsi fight outside the palace in cairo. villages are flattened and hundreds are killed. and remembering the legendary jazzd of dave brubeck, pianist whose impact went far beyond the world of music. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. in egypt tonight, pitched battles on the streets of cairo and -- between supporters and opponents of the president there. there have been violent clashes for the second day outside the presidential power us -- palace in cairo. demonstrators have been during petrol bombs. four senior advisers have resigned. what
foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm kathy kaye. supporters and opponents in egypt of president morsi fight outside the palace in cairo. villages are flattened and hundreds are killed. and remembering the legendary sound of dave brubeck, a jazz pianist whose impact went far beyond the world of music. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. in egypt tonight, pitched battles on the streets of cairo and -- between supporters and opponents of the president there. there have been violent clashes for the second day outside the presidential power us -- palace in cairo. demonstrators have been during petrol bombs. four senior
on the municipality have been the deals the public unions have struck for their workers. we have seen it in places where the promises have been made where there i not the money to support. i there any question the administration -- that the president is open to the idea that the president is open to bail out these municipalities? >> there is no mention so far. but you are right to point out the union connect. president obama's reelect heavily supported by municipal unions and it's the pensions promised to municipal union workers, that is what is strangling many of the states that are in such dire straight. illinois and california in particular. will quid pro quo be called in by municipal unions like it has been called in by the municipal councilmember. martha: what happens if they don't get it. what happens if there aren't bailouts. >> detroit is bankrupt. other cities have declared bankruptcy. they are gone. it's debatable whether those union pensions are in pact paid. if you are looking over the cliff, the municipal debt and the state debt cliff, you are right on the edge of serious problem for
there in detroit and all the unions are will the ones who are blocking real reform from happening in detroit. what they ought to do is selling off assets to get revenue, they should be outsourcing to private companies so they can have money. that is what they need. what is funny in all of this, mitt romney got a lot of flak after the election when he said that he felt obama won the election because obama promised american voters gifts and free things. he got a lost flak from democrats and republicans. look, this is exactly what mitt romney was talking about. here is someone saying, wait, i voted for you, obama, now give me the free stuff. this is exactly what mitt romney was talking about. >>eric: president obama ran the last campaign on things are getting better. give me for more years we are almost there. a very good indication of things are really getting better in the economy is food stamp use. food stamps are up to a record level. november showed 46 million people on food stamps. if things are getting better, how does that keep going up? >>guest: exactly. if you remember back during the campa
can get your teachers union to agree to stagger the school day. some teachers come in early and you have study hall, some come in later and you have sports after school. there is a bunch of ways to address education. great teachers more than parent involvement or anything, you put a great teacher in front of a kid, they work miracles. i think our goal is to say that we're going to fix education. we're working statewide to begin to implement. we do not want them filling out multiple choice tests but you ve to measure the effectiveness of a teacher. our goal is sitting down with the union and having them at the table to say, how do you help us figure out, i was a geologist. i thought i would be a great geologist. i got laid off. i would still be a geologist. it turned out i was not that good a geologist. not too much fun to say but the facts are the facts. i was 20 times better running restaurants that i was a geologist. i had a much happier -- i tell a lot of my friends by not being willing to allow natural turnover, competition and success, it you are condemning 15 or 25% of the tea
. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> greta: a california teachers union produces a shocking video. a 60 seconds. ainsley has the headlines. the senate passed a sweeping defense bill but far from a done deal. the $631 billion measure calls for a speedy withdrawal of u.s. forces from afghanistan, tighter sanctions on iran and money for military equipment and personnel. the obama administration has threatened to veto the measure saying it would limit the president a's thoroughly to hane terror suspects. the nypd questioning a man now in connection with yesterday's deadly subway push. police say surveillance video shows a man fitting the suspect's description arguing on the platform. moments later a 58-year-old father who eyewitnesses say tried to break up the fight was pushed in front of an approaching train. police say they nabbed the suspect just around the corner from the subway station. i'm ainsle ainsley earhardt. back to greta. >> greta: how about this? a california teachers' union producing a video cartoon called tax the rich. >> over i'm ric time rich peopld they weren't rich enough so the
worked throughout the community to make sure that people were in union square at the celebrations and if he is activities. (applause). yes mis. >> i was fortunate enough to join the opening of the festival at the castro theater and i can't thank them enough for making us all aware of that work as well and,phd has been a kind sponsor with the coffee which we all know keeps us awake and ice -- which keeps us well well fed. yes, please give it up. and we all know the work that takes place, here to allow all of us to enjoy the city like this could not be wad without a very strong organizing work of our planning committee and so to all of you i want to say thank you again again and particularly again to shad dee alcarra. who's-who really has been a beakon of energy inside of our office at the mayor's office and neighborhood service and is sweating through our work to make sure we are well on point to have a great celebration here at city hall and so again shad dei thank you very much for your work. to all of you here tonight from the city family i want to saw thank you for joining
, germany, the u.s., of course, even the soviet union. >> -- tavis: that is my point. everybody seems to be guilty of that over the course of history. i am glad you took a question. what does africa have today that the rest of the world does not prove >> -- does not? >> some possibilities. some structures of spirituality, and i emphasize that, spirituality which is not aggressive. decimating a culture, which christianity is guilty of. islam is guilty of. a tolerant spirituality. in the new world, in brazil, where african religions co have it and become -- where they cohabit. this is a lesson for some of the so-called world religions. they have taken joy in decimating humanity tavis: -- and decimating humanity. tavis: i raise this question. just like china, the world power now advancing in africa, the catholic church has found africa is a place that is very fertile. what say you about the catholic church all of that continent? they are getting new converts daily, hourly. >> a bit more selectivity or control. who is going to argue about the ultimate fundamental? you have a contest for t
: how? a california teachers' union producing a video cartoon called tax the rich. >> over i'm ric time rich peopld they weren't rich enough so they came up with ways to get richer. the first way was with tax cuts. they say why should i care witht other non-rich people. i can hire people to work for me for less money than taxes cost. then i can keep the rest of my taxes for me. meanwhile, instead of investing in things most people would accuse and instead of providing jobs that paid people well like they used to, rich people found they could make more money on wall street. wall street is a place where money makes money. here the 1% made money so fast, they devoted more and more record to it. they took some of that money and sent it far away where workers had no rights to produce things that workers used to produce here. when ordinary people wondered why rich people needed so much money, the 1% said don't worry. this is good for you, too, because it will trickle down from us to you. some day you'll be rich, and then the rules we made for us will be your rules, too. >> okay. now, what was
at the american geophysical union meeting in san francisco that the rover has uncovered hints of clay mirals. they're important because they hold clues about the martian climate and should help scientists figure out if surface conditions could've been favorable for life. >>> the use of drones in war zones has stirred global debate. now an east bay law enforcement agency is drawing fire for its plan to launch a drone in their community. >> we should not be rushing headlong into buying a drone before the safeguards are in place, before the county has decided it should get a drone. >> american civil liberties union spoke out against the drone plan today just before the alameda county board of supervisors took up the issue. the sheriff hopes to buy an unmanned aerial system or drone using a state grant. it has hd video and infrared capabilities. the sheriff says it would be used ford sent and rescue, natural disaster response and to pursue suspects. the aclish says it's worried about the big brother effect. >> we have nothing yet on paper that will bind the sheriff, impose written enforceable safeguar
for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. for the right to unionize without interference. they would be a powerful force. fast food workers are the fourth largest occupation in the country! they earn on average about $18,000 a year. for full time. that's roughly the poverty level for a family of three. at the same time, these big chains are reporting record profits. and the issue underscores a fundamental, moral question. will we build an economy that pays workers enough to support a family or will we use the government to subsidize people's wages through food stamps and other support. today, we're not doing either one. in michigan, i signed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $7.40 an hour. that was six years ago. it needs to be raised again. the federal minimum wage is lower than that. it is now just $7.25 an hour. try, just try imagine earning $7.25 an hour and paying a mortgage or rent try living on $7.25 an hour and buying food, much less acquiring transportation in some way. forget clothing. tha
union for months. they say they want the deals signed by the end of the year. joining us now from the business, you have been tracking the negotiations for us. tell us more about this. >> i know they have been trying to finalize the agreement within this year but they're still talking about it and with thousands and thousands of banks in the region it is understandable they have many detail to iron out. at the latest meeting the finance ministers failed to reach an agreement on the legal framework for unifying oversight of banks across the eurozone. opinions were divide the during the meeting in brus sells on tuesday and france called for an enter introduction of a unified oversight while germany urged a gradual implementation. ministers also couldn't agree on how much supervisory authority to give the european central bank. they decided to meet again next week for further discussions. eu, economic, and monthly tear affairs commissioner said consolidation of oversight will be the first step towards a banking union. it will include a framework for bailing out nations with excess de
, the financial district's, where the world comes to shop in union square, where the tourists spend time on fisherman's wharf , and the wonderful polk street neighborhoods. my district encompasses the ethnic and economic diversity that exists throughout the city. i think my district is emblematic of the entire city. you can find every political perspective you can possibly want in district 3. oftentimes, the interests of my district and the city are aligned. i do not have to think about those differences quite as often as some of my colleagues may have to. >> let's talk about the budget situation. we have been faced with some tough budget decisions again, including where to make cuts and whether or not to increase taxes. how will you approached these hard choices? >> our budget is one of the very top challenges facing city government right now. over each of the years i have served, we have had to balance budget deficits that were around $500 million. this year, we're facing another budget deficit of almost $400 million. fortunately in recent years, we have had some ability to do some one
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:00 eastern. coming up, greg will talk about the california teachers union that put together a grotesque cartoon that depicts the rich urinating on the poor. these are the teachers instructing the children of california. next. ♪ ♪ [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >> greg: the california federation of teachers have a video taxing the hell out of the rich. the animation is aimed at kids. narrated by ed asner. i believe he played rhoda. smear the 1% as evil. roll tape, roll tapers. >> over time, rich people decided they weren't rich enough so they came up with ways to get richer. the first is tax cuts. they said why should i care about other non-rich people. i can hire teachers, safety, waste disposal people to work for me for less money than taxes cost. i can do the rest of my taxes for me. >> g
one k -- 401(k), like in san diego. that was shot down because unions were against that. you have had a five-fold increase in annual payouts for pensions the dozen years or so. how will you meet that growing demand? how are you going to straighten that out? >> first of all, thank you for asking that question. pensions here in this city and municipalities across the country aren't sustainable going into the future. we're living a lot longer. i'm going to be 60 in january. i hope to live till i'm 80. you can't retire and gett3 proportion of your salary that you did in another era. and so we've actually gotten our employees to go from 6%, to 11%, the largest jump in the state. one of the largest in the united states. that is our current employees. i put a plan together, you're right, one plan failed. that was the riordan plan. i put a plan together to move retirement for new employees from 55 to 65, to reduce what you get at the end. david: the unions have already dumped on that the union seas that is unacceptable. >> well, they have dumped on it but we passed it on a 14-0 vote. for new
. >> people standing around my bed saying where is andy? >> california teacher's union video, in the interest of being fair and balance, it is several minutes and 50 seconds long and i only made it to the 48-second mark. you is that fair and balanced? >> that is fair and honest. >> you know the guy who wrote this stupid, stupid video made a song for himself. >> a little 1%er coming in on the action. i am tired of the rich people -- i am not rich. >> stupid rich people. >> seriously. >> it is better than having poor people tell you what you want to do. >> do something. >> can't even tell myself what to do. >> what if ed asner told you you needed to add pinch? >> i would have mocked him and talked about the head and neck. that's assault. >> you know asner is a 9/11 truther. why doesn't that matter to the teachers union? >> they are teachers and they should care about that. it is history. >> is there some hilarious holocausters. >> i don't know. me is in a movie september mom i think it is called. >> did she do it? >> i don't know. it is with woody harrelson and martin sheen. >> what a think tan
a different decision al type structure. >> yes. >> rose: from russia, and the soviet union from going into europe once again, deterrence is mutually assured destruction. and so then, does the question of value and life, different because of a culture that can produce suicide bombers mean that there -- means that will not work in the end or do you say no nationable and the leadership of no nation would ever, ever bargain initiate an action that assured their own destruction? >> well, one thing about the iranian leaders that they have in common with the leaders of terrorist groups like bin laden, they are not strapping on the suicide bombs, they are very willing to see young people and handicapped people and so on strap these things on, but their lives mean a lot to them, and that is something in our hip pocket it seems to me. they want to stay alive and they want to stay in power. >> rose: i want to talk about that. one quick question about what you believe with respect to iran. you believe that an attack by rael will be a terrible thing to happen, because it would only delay the inevi
in any state in the union. >> bills to change the law to make it harder for american citizens to vote, those were alec bills. bills to dramatically change the rights of americans who were killed or injured by corporations, those were alec bills. bills to make it harder for unions to do their work were alec bills. bills to basically block climate change agreements, those were alec bills. when i looked at them, i was really shocked. i didn't know how incredibly extensive and deep and far-reaching this effort to rework our laws was. >> she and her team began to plow through alec documents, as well as public sources, to compile a list of the organizations and people who were or had been alec members. they found hundreds of corporations, from coca-cola and koch industries to exxon mobil, pfizer, and wal-mart, dozens of right-wing think tanks and foundations, two dozen corporate law firms and lobbying firms, and some thousand state legislators, a few of them democrats, the majority of them republican. >> alec is a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interes
. detectives tell us there was an explosion around 4:00 this morning here at the virginia credit union on gordon shelton boulevard. the outdoor atm was damaged but no money was taken. the credit union was open for business today. no other explosives were found. >>> a 14-year-old boy is dead after a prince george's county shooting. police say reyes was walking with a group of friends just before 1:00 a.m. on sheridan street in louisdale. men driving by in a car opened fire on teens. reyes was taken to the hospital and later died. another teenager was hit but he's expected to be okay. police believe the shooting was gang related. >>> a fighting over spring speech is in dispute. a man said bad reviews on yelp are costing him business and a lot of money. more on the story. >> jim, today's hearing was all about what jane perez can and cannot say online when this lawsuit is pending. perez wrote bad re suviews, and implies someone from his company may have stolen her jewelry. this is deets walking out of court with his attorney today. he said perez's comments are costing him big money. perez
late last night. the details have not been released and it still needs to be ratified by union members. union workers were frustrated about employers outsourcing jobs. the strike shut down 10 of 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex in l.a. >> going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents that they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out on the job more than a week ago and thousands of longshoremen refused to cross the picket lines. >>> it is 5:08. contra costa county's board of supervisors have delayed a vote on whether to shut down four of their fire stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserve. >>> some other headlines around the bay on this wednesday. a decision on whet
for american utilities. and that's why i'm naming it my new favorite railroad. even over and above union pacific, which is always been my favorite. don't get mad at me, union pacific. i used a great union pacific calendar, but it's december. that one's off the wall. anyway -- kansas city southern also saw some exposure to the bakken shale. they found so much oil, they need to ship it via train in order to get a decent price because there's not enough pipe yet, not enough pipe laid from north dakota to the rest of the country. and the company owns half of the panama canal railway which provides ocean to ocean service along the canal. they have fantastic management. david starling was named railroader of the year for 2012. this stock is taking you for a fabulous ride. i got the idea from brian ashenberg who writes the letter for the street.com. he gave us a lot at a really low price, a lot of good ideas. brian first got buying kansas city southern a while ago. the stock's given his news letter 360% return, but the stock's only up 14% in the last 12 months. i think many of the earnings esti
of los angeles and long beach, california reopened today after port operators and the worker's union reached an agreement late tuesday. the union said it won new protections against job outsourcing. port officials said during the walkout, they were unable to move some $760 million worth of cargo a day. wall street had a day of ups and downs and investors watched economic reports and weighed chances for a fiscal cliff deal in washington. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 82 points to close at 13,034. but the nasdaq fell nearly 23 points to close at 2,973. the day's big loser was apple, down more than 6% over concerns that smart phone sales are lagging. former texas congressman jack brooks has died. he served 42 years in the house, and was in the dallas motorcade on november 22nd, 1963 when president kennedy was assassinated. hours later, brooks was on hand as vice president and fellow texan lyndon johnson was sworn in to the presidency. later, brooks helped author the 1964 civil rights act, and he drafted the articles of impeachment against president nixon. jack brooks
walgreens. >>> groups and the american civil liberties union objecting to government use of unmanned surveillance aircraft within the united states. >> this debate has now come to alameda county. why the sheriff's department wants one of the things, and why some object. >> opponents call them drones. the sheriff zbt doesn't like that term because of the military connotation perhaps, but for this story%3ls're going to call them unmanned military vaeks. this is the -- 31,000 unmanned aerial vehicle. neat machine according to critics. >> just the cutest toy i can imagine. >> susan told the supervisors she's opposed to the device, aclu attorney called it a threat to privacy. >> just because we walk out, walk outdoors sometimes doesn't mean we sur ren yernd the right to make sure the government doesn't collect and stockpile personalized information about our whereabouts. >> saying an inexpensive system is different than a sheriff's department. -- helicopter because of the low cost. aclu fears afford yablt will lead to abuse. and as for low cost cameras? they're on buildings, street lights
union and worked at the fairmont hotel, and also at the st. francis hotel and ended her career at the bakery. she is preceded in death by her husband who served three years in the coast guard and 30 in the navy. fay will be missed by her two sisters in michigan plus many her neez live niece lives in -- memorial services were held on november 17. ms. bingham will be greatly missed. thank you to debby, from human services network for alerting us to the passing of ms. bingham. also i have a couple of other wanted to say that coming up on the imperative agenda is a resolution in support of small business saturday which is the saturday two days after thanksgiving. and the resolution -- the imperative agenda resolution declares november 24, 2012 the citizen after thanksgiving holiday as small business holiday to celebrate increasing awareness of locally owned small business in san francisco. small businesses have less than 100 employees represent 98% of employ approximately 50% of employees in the private sector. small businesses also contribute to 52% of the total sales of taxes pai
teaching her children. >> gretchen: the american federation of teacher's union is proposing a bar exam to weed out bad apples. will it work or just tryingo cover up other stuff. a elderly teacher resigned from the union years ago in florida. good morning. >> gretchen: why did you resign from the union? >> i left the union because i saw no purpose in belonging to it and i was broke, i was a teacher and i needed money. >> steve: and you live in florida, you don't have to belong to the union. >> exactly. >> steve: what do you make of the proposal by the american federation of teachers. they will have a high standard like a bar exam for teachers because it is hard to be a lawyer and hard to become a teacher, right? >> right. [laughing] i don't buy it. every state already has in place certification tests that people take. i believe that their intention to make the standards more rigorous. i fully support and i think you node the best of the best teaching the students. but at the same time. you continue to demand higher and higher quality and somebody has to pay for it. >> gretchen: don't yo
the strike last night. the details have not been released yet. but it needs to be ratified by union members. the union was frustrated about shipping employers outsourcing jobs and the strike shut down 10 of 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex. >> going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents for they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out more than a week ago and thousands of longshoreman refused to cross the picket line. >>> contra costa county board of supervisors are delaying a vote on whether to shut down four fire stations including ones in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette. if approved, the closures will go into effect january 1. it comes after the district burned through its cash reserves because of a loss of property taxes in that failed tax measure on the november ballot. the county's top fire officials say they will have to do even more now with less. >> we should have roughly 600 firefighters on our s
of -- street between mcallister and union streets. in accordance with the city transit policy, improvements will primarily focus on - polk street. it is slated to be resurfaced and repaved sometime in 2015. saturday, december 1, 2012, an open house will reveal conceptual designs. time and location to be determined. the next sfmta meeting is scheduled for thursday, december 20, 2012, at sfmta headquarters located at -- the corner of south and -- 7th floor. i wish everybody a happy thanksgiving. thank you. >> chair: we have - we are skipping down public comment. seeing none. information items from staff? seeing none, item 14 is discussion item. i have one announcement. i would like to say quickly, ctap, who distributes accessible telephones the blind and deaf phones, they are located across the bay, they're coming to san francisco for distribution at the hearing and speech center on dec. 14th. this contact bob davies at the hearing and speech center if you would like to return your equipment. find out what equipment is available to you. we don't always have the opportunity in san franci
of its people. the soviet union began to relax its restrictions on jewish emigration in 1987 during gorbachev's perestroika. then following the collapse of the soviet union in 1991, millions of soviet jews were permitted to leave. since then, russia has allowed free emigration. i have felt for a long time that we should have graduated russia from jackson-vanik when jackson-vanik's noble purpose was achieved rather than waiting years, often in the effort to make other points relative to russia on other issues. first some history. in 2007, i met with rabbi lazar, chief rabbi of russia regarding jackson-vanik. he urged passage of legislation ending the application of jackson-vanik to russia. also in 2007, i received a letter from the chairman of the federation of jewish communities which represents presidents and rabbis of over 200 jewish communities in russia, a letter which urged me to work to graduate russia from the jackson-vanik amendment in view of the fact that its goals had already been met. part of his letter reads as follows -- quote -- "we're thankful for all your efforts to
touched. big unions say the same, pat buchanan said it is hard to cut a deal, hen no one is cutting budget or slowing growth. that is reality. ratio now. 3 to 1 in favorf tax hikes over spendingut that is a best case scenario right now. >> well, the -- i remember ron aronald reaga in1985, he said they promised me $3 in spending cuts for every one i spending cuts, they gav him opposite he felt he had been taken to the cleaners in the bill, in 1982, that was on his mind for the rest of his presidency, and republicans are headed into the same trap. nei: i think, there are a lot of people who don't like tax hikes, but president campaigned to hiking taxes on the weahy, as mh as i'm against it, it is going to happen. but if that a consequence, it is not, other consequence should not be you republicans losing your backbone and resolve on issues near toou, bu they are folding onheapuits on ooe issue after another, whatives? >> i think they realize, they have a gun to tir head, they are told by the preside, either y will give me an increase in tax rates, repeals bush tax cuts from 39 to 45%,
at where this argument goes coming out. one of the country's largest teachers unions is now coming under fire for using what one person called vicious and vile warfare to discuss the virtues of taxing the rich. we will play the video and debate what kind of message this ascending. >> the 1% said don't worry, this is good for you because it will trickle down from us to you. someday you will be rich and someday you will be rich and these rules will be your rules too. fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup inheir arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise
that 25% of republicans want their state to secede from the union. do you believe this number? i am deeply convinced it's mainly in the south. and by the way, another 19% say they aren't so sure about secession. are these people meatheads or what? 44% of the republican party either does or might go along with ses secession. what do you want to bet these are the same people who say president obama is a muslim. just guessing. >>> he's outspoken, tough, irreverent, biting, funny, and very, very smart. he'll be insufferable now. barney frank entered congress at the start of the reagan revolution. he's leaving it as it begins to crumble, some say. the man from massachusetts joins us tonight. >>> finally, consider yourself warned, barack obama is a socialist leading the country to communism. that's the latest from the sage of wasilla, sarah palin. that's what she's still saying. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on w
union de libertades civiles salio hoy a criticar un plan del departamento del alguacil del condado de alameda de utilizar aeronaves no tripuladas para combatir la delincuencia. ---la rueda de prensa se realizo frente al edificio de la junta de supervisores del condado en oakland, donde los funcionarios tenian programado tratar el tema pero fue descartado de ultimo minuto. ---el asunto sera retomado dentro de los proximos 2 meses. cesar ---dos hombres de morgan hill han sido detendidos bajo cargos de secuestro, asalto con un arma mortal y conspiracion en contra de un trabajador de mantenimiento o "mil usos"... take vo ---segun el alguacil de santa clara los sospechosos chanelle troedson y jason dejesus, ambos de morgan hill secuestraron a un jornalero y lo obligaron a efectuar varios trabajos de reparacion en al menos dos casas amenazandolo con matarle sino accedia a trabajar gratis... ---el hecho ocurrio la maÑana de ayer tres de diciembre... las autoridades creen que podria haber mas victimas. cesar ---primera pausa pero al volver, take vo ---un nuevo reporte indica que en californi
been shut down by a strike for days could be closer to re-opening. union workers and ship-owners are meeting with a federal mediator. the walkout by 800 office clerical workers started november 27th against shipping lines and terminal owners. the office workers have been without a contract since june of 2010. they were joined on the picket lines in l.a. and long beach by dockworkers and truckers, bringing business to a standstill at those ports. shipping companies say the employees have been offered job security, along with generous wage and pension increases. workers contend their jobs are being shipped overseas. "we're not asking for money, we are asking for jobs, and most peopls are saying you are being greedy. no, that's not the whole point." the mayor of l.a. says the strike is costing the local economy billions of dollars per week. avoiding the fiscal cliff is coming down to taxes. president obama told bloomberg tv yesterday he is willing to be flexible, but there will be no deal unless republicans agree to raise income tax rates on the top 2% of wage earners in ame
by an incident in union square. i want to take a moment and thank the san francisco police department for your input. if we pass legislation to require additional security requirements and plans. we pass legislation to give the entertainment commission more tools to shut down those handful of clubs that have often given a bad name to the rest of the industry. we passed legislation to pass for the first time a party registry. and we pass legislation to ensure a minimum level of security. all of that being said, the great news is today for that for whatever reason, in part because of good legislation and part because of good law enforcement and in part because of the good work that you all are doing, it is much improved. i know lager get woken up on sunday mornings by tv reporters asking me to comment on the latest shooting. we have an opportunity to ensure that san francisco has the greatest and most vibrant nightlife of any major city in the country. i want to thank my colleague scott wiener for helping to showcase the importance of the other nine to five economy. the impact of all that you do
's nothing more than a company union and a lap dog for those in the sf puc that need cover for their ineptitude. otherwise it's the fox that is being appointed to guard the hen house. this committee and its sf puc handlers have betrayed the voters. end this charade now. do not lift the sunset and an allusion of oversight is no oversight. tony hall had all right. go back to the drawing board and give us real oversight. don't rationalize that by keeping this cherawaed in place is just allowing the toxes toxes continued access to the hen house. >> thank you. >> hi. >> i'm concerned about the impacts on the voters, the economy and the tenants. i actually went to that committee to see what was going on after hear something reports about problems there. i made a couple of visits and i did not like what i saw. i think i heard a lot of testimony this afternoon about things getting swept under the rug and you are hearing a little bit of that carpet being pulled up right now and we're seeing reports about some problems there. i think it's not the unusual expiring of sunset and com
being organized by eco was, the economic community of west african states, and the african union. in the weeks ahead, the u.n. security council will likely vote on a resolution authorizing this coalition to lead a military intervention to dislodge the terrorists in the northern. we've seen models like this wo work, in cote d'ivoire and somalia, so there's reason to believe in the potential of a regional military solution to the security crisis in the north. however, even if this intervention works, it will take time to train and equip and assemble the regional force and to develop the appropriate plans for what happens during and after a military intervention. and, frankly, mr. president, security and stability can't be restored to mali with military action alone. the current crisis is as much about governance as it is about security. a stronger m stronger malian des the best way to ensure short gains in the short-term and long-term. but democracy doesn't just begin and end with an election. one of the reasons that mali democracy crumbled so quickly is that malians did not feel c
at the drive-thru of the virginia credit union, but all those explosives did was leave scorch marks. the atm kept right on humming along. investigators hope the surveillance video can lead them to the mad bomber. >>> still ahead at 6:00 residents of one local neighborhood say they're tired of bamboo invading their yards and they want the city to do something about it. >> 72 yesterday. here's the high and low today. we're stepping down to reality slowly 63, lows so far 54. the record high was 75 set back in 2001. we'll come back, talk about just how cold tonight will be, how cold it will be at the bus stop and look ahead to the ravens/redskins game. >> but up next we've got new information from police and the photographer on the death of a new york man struck by a train after he was pushed onto the tracks. we'll be right back. >>> we have a commuter alert for the beltway in maryland. three right lanes of the inner loop will be closed at kenilworth avenue in greenbelt tonight through friday. the closures are to allow workers to get construction equipment out of there from an ongoing bridge pro
this. this is in bell fast where the city council voted to stop displaying the union flag. loyalists were upset about it. about 1,000 of them tried to storm the city council building. >> it must have been a highly contested issue to have almost a split vote within the city council as it was. people must have been paying close attention and then to have this much violence is shocking. >> city council members were saying this is not the image. police are saying we could have shut the city down but did not expect this type of reaction. and who would to a city council decision? >>> if you are watching the show right now with your laptop or tablet in hand -- >> we have video to go. >> no need to change the channel. just head to rightthisminute.com. >> there you will find an extra video for all you multi tke. click on best of watch. >> when you are done we'll see you right back here. >>> and still to come dad breaks some heartbreaking news to his son. >> here comes the tears. his face so sad. the dad is trying to console him. >> are you okay? >> find out what made this little boy burst int
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